KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria


KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) determines the eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 for candidates who aspire to sit for Karnataka CET 2018. The 2018 KCET eligibility criteria includes the requirements regarding the citizenship, qualifying exam, qualifying marks, subject combination, category, reservation etc. All candidates aspiring to take 2018 CET should meet all the eligibility criteria of CET. The KCET eligibility criteria for applying to the test is different from the eligibility criteria for admissions to the colleges. The Eligibility criteria for the various categories and streams is as follows.

Nationality: Only Indian nationals can appear in KCET 2018.

KCET 2018 Academic qualification

Particulars Requirements
Qualifying Examination (QE) 2nd PUC or equivalent exam (passed or appearing).
Institute from which Qualifying Exam is passed Any government institution or institutions recognised by state government.
Minimum percentage of marks in Qualifying Exam 45%
Minimum percentage of marks in Qualifying Exam (reservation categories) 40%
Subject combination in Qualifying Exam Compulsory Subject - Mathematics and Physics.
Optional Subject       - Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science.
Language Subject     - English.

KCET 2018 Courses Eligibility Criteria

For Admission to 1st Year Eligibility in qualifying for KCET examination Eligibility in CET Criteria for Determination of Merit/Rank
Medical / Dental
(MBBS / BDS)
Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) . For admission to Medical or Dental courses, candidates must compulsorily qualify in the NEET 2018 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam conducted by the CBSE board, New Delhi to become eligible.
NOTE: The norms prescribed in NEET 2018 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and the orders of the Government, is applicable for admission to Medical and Dental courses.
Ayurveda,
Homoeopathy,
Unani, Naturopathy
and Yoga
(ISM & H)
Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET By taking marks in equal proportions in Qualifying Exam and CET in PCB subjects.
Engineering / Technology (B.E. / B.Tech) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer.
(40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET. By taking marks in equal proportions in Qualifying Exam and CET in PCM subjects.
Architecture (B.Arch) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with Mathematics as Compulsory optional subject and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in all the subjects.
(45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
NOTE: For admission to Architecture course candidate should compulsorily appear for NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture. As per the information hosted on the NATA websiteand on www.nata.nic.in by Council of Architecture NATA is scheduled to be held on 16-04-2017. Candidates can visit these Websites for more information.
NOTE: The norm prescribed by Council of Architecture and the orders of the Government is applicable for admission to Architecture Course.
B.Sc. (Agriculture),
B.Sc. (Forestry),
B.Sc.(Sericulture),
B.Sc.(Agri. Biotech),
B.Sc.(Horticulture),
B.H.Sc.,(Home Science),
B.Tech.(Food Technology),
B.Tech.(Dairy Technology),
B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science)
B.Tech. (Food Science &Tech.),
B.Sc. (Ag. Marketing and Co-operation)
B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering)
Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects. No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET By taking marks in equal proportions in Qualifying Exam and CET in PCMB subjects.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std. and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects.
(40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCB in CET.
B-Pharma Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects.
(40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) OR Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured minimum of 45% marks. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is higher) in CET
2nd Year B. Pharma Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured minimum of 45% marks.
(40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET. Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is higher) in CET.
Pharm-D Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. OR Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act. No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET. Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is higher) in CET.

Note:

Display of agriculture course/s Nomenclature is changed for

  1. B.Sc. (Agri.Bio.Tech) to be read as B.Tech(Biotechnology)
  2. B.H.Sc.(Home Science & Tech) to be read as B.Sc.(Hons.)Community Science

KCET 2018 Eligibility Clauses

Domicile: Candidates need to satisfy any of the following clauses of KCET 2018 eligibility criteria defined by KEA for admission to government seats in various institutes through KCET 2018. Each important condition is specified as a clause which is then individually referred by a code.

Codes Eligibility Clauses
Code a
The candidate should have studied and passed in one or more Government or Government recognised educational institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN academic years commencing from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th standard as on 1st July of the year in which the Entrance Test is held and must have appeared and passed either SSLC / 10th standard or 2nd PUC / 12th standard examination from Karnataka State. In case of the candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class or standard, the years of academic study is counted as one year only
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card,
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate,
  3. Candidate’s Study Certificate;
  4. If claiming Rural quota:‐Rural Study Certificate from 1st to 10th std for Ten Complete Years.
  5. If claiming Kannada Medium quota: Kannada Medium Study Certificate from 1st to 10th std for Ten Complete Years;.
  6. If claiming reservation benefits: Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar‐For SC / ST in Form‐D, Category‐I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form F.
Code b
The candidate should have studied and passed either 1st and 2nd year Pre‐University Examination or 11th and 12th standard examination within the State of Karnataka from an Educational Institution run or recognized by the State Government and that either of the parents should have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of Seven years
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card,
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate;
  3. If claiming reservation benefits:‐Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar‐For SC / ST in Form‐D, Category‐I in Form‐E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form‐F., along with –
  4. (a) a study certificate for either of the parent having studied for at least 7 years in Karnataka from the Head of the educational institution where he / she had studied.
    (b) the candidate’s study certificate for having studied both 1st & 2nd PUC or 11th & 12th standard in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution.
Code c
located outside Karnataka and should be residing outside the State of Karnataka as on 1st May of 2018. Provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –
  3. a domicile certificate issued by the concerned Revenue or Municipal Authorities certifying that the candidate and his either of parent have resided outside the state of Karnataka as on 01‐05‐2018. The place of the Issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the candidate / father / mother.
  4. 4. a domicile certificate issued by concerned Revenue Authorities of the state of Karnataka regarding the previous domicile of the father / mother of the candidate as a place in the state of Karnataka. The place of the Issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the father / mother
  5. Candidate’s Study certificate, Transfer Certificate.
  6. Father / Mother 10th standard marks card / cumulative record in original in support of mother tongue as Kannada / Tulu / Kodava.
  7. A duly sworn declaration regarding mother tongue of the candidates.
Code d
A candidate whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should have resided and studied for a period of SEVEN YEARS between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking area of South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga or Manjeshwar Taluks of Kerala State. Provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.
Documents to be produced :
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –
  2. Residential certificate from the concerned Tahsildar of the respective disputed Taluk.
  3. Candidate’s study certificate issued by the head of institution, which should be countersigned by Taluk Education Officer.
  4. A duly sworn declaration regarding mother tongue of the candidate.
NOTE: The candidates claiming eligibility under Clauses ‘c’ and ‘d’ above, should invariably speak, read and write Kannada and must secure a minimum of 12 marks in Kannada Language Test to be conducted by KEA on 20‐04‐2018. Otherwise, they will not be assigned ranks.
Code e
In the case of a candidate who is son or daughter of defence personnel who has worked continuously in Karnataka for a minimum period of one year in Karnataka during the Two year period of study of candidates in PUC / 11th and 12th Standard course. The candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in the State of Karnataka.
Documents to be produced :
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –
  3. The candidate’s study certificate for having studied 2nd PUC or equivalent examination in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution.
  4. Employment certificate of the parent issued by the Controlling Office where the parent is working indicating the period during which he has worked in the State of Karnataka i.e., from the reporting date to till date
Code f
Son or daughter of serving Defence personnel from Karnataka who at the time of joining the Defence service had declared his / her hometown a place in the State of Karnataka. Proof of such domicile should be obtained and produced by obtaining the extract from the AG’s branch (Army Hqs) respective branch of integrated HQ of MoD for Officers and respective Record Offices for JCOs / OR. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate;
  3. If claiming reservation benefits:‐Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar as per the prescribed format given in the brochure along with
  4. Parent’s home town declaration certificate while joining the service issued by respective branch of integrated HQ of MoD for Officers and respective Record Offices for JCOs / OR.
Code g
In the case of a candidate who is a son or daughter of a defence personnel who had served in Karnataka for at least one year and is posted on duty in Field / Active Service and whose family is permitted by Defence Authorities to continue to stay in Karnataka. Such candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in Karnataka
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –
  3. The candidate’s study certificate for having studied 2nd PUC or equivalent examination in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution.
  4. 4. Service certificate of the parent issued by the Controlling Office indicating the period during which the parent has worked in Karnataka and a certificate showing the present place of posting, indicating that his family is permitted to stay in Karnataka. The present working place of the parent should be indicated in NAME and not by CODE NUMBERS.
Code h
Son or daughter of an ex‐servicemen who at the time of joining the defence service had declared a place in Karnataka as his home town, proof of such domicile should be obtained and produced from the “Deputy Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement” of that District and the same should countersigned by the Director Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate;
  3. If claiming reservation benefits :‐ Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar‐  For SC / ST in Form‐D, Category‐I in Form‐E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form‐F
  4. Parent’s home town declaration certificate while joining the service issued by the Joint Director / Deputy Director of the concerned district and countersigned by the Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore.
Code i
In the case of a candidate being a son or daughter of an employee of the Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking, who is liable to be transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his employment and has worked in Karnataka for a minimum period of one year in Karnataka during the Two year period of study of candidates in PUC / 11th and 12th Standard course. and such candidate has studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in the State of Karnataka
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with
  3. The candidate’s study certificate for having studied 2nd PUC or equivalent examination in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution.
  4. A certificate from the employer indicating the parent’s period of employment in the State of Karnataka and also showing that he is transferable anywhere in India.
  5. A certificate from employer indicating parent as an employee of Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking.
Code j
Son or daughter of a working or retired employee of the Union Government or employee of Union or Karnataka State Government undertaking or Joint Sector undertaking where such employee; (a) had declared to the employer at the time of joining service any place in Karnataka to be his home town; and (b) had studied in any Government or Government recognised educational institution or institutions located in Karnataka for a minimum period of seven years; and was or is liable to be transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his employment. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate;
  3. If claiming reservation benefits:‐Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar‐For SC / ST in Form‐D, Category‐I in Form‐E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form‐F Along with –
    (a) a study certificate of the parent employee for having studied for at least 7 years in the State of Karnataka from the Head of the educational institution where he / she had studied.
    (b) home town declaration certificate of the parent employee while joining the service and showing that he is transferable anywhere in India issued by the employer.
Code k
Son or daughter of Members of Parliament elected from Karnataka. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate;
  3. If claiming reservation benefits :‐Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar‐ For SC / ST in Form‐D, Category‐I in form‐E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form‐F.
  4. Certificate showing that the parent is / was a Member of Parliament elected from Karnataka issued by the Parliament Secretariat.
Code l
Son or daughter of serving or retired employee:(a) belonging to All India Service of Karnataka cadre; and (b) of the Karnataka State Government, who has served or is serving outside the State of Karnataka during the period corresponding to Candidate’s study outside the State from 1st standard to 2nd PUC or 12th standard examination can be added to make up the seven years study within Karnataka as required under clause (a) above
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate;
  3. If claiming reservation benefits :‐ Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar‐  For SC / ST in Form‐D, Category‐I in Form‐E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form‐F, along with –
  4. Certificate from the Principal Secretary / Deputy Secretary / Under Secretary, DPAR, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore where the parent belongs to All India Service of Karnataka cadre stating that the parent is a member of such All India Cadre. The certificate should also indicate the period during which he has served or is serving outside the state of Karnataka and if the parent is a State Government Employee, a certificate from the concerned Head of the Department or the Head of the Office where such parent is employed should be produced in this regard.
Code m
Son or daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants, proof of such migration (Identity Card) should be obtained and produced from the jurisdictional “District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner” of any state in India
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with
  3. Original certificate (IDENTITY CARD) issued by the Jurisdictional District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner of any state in India, as the proof of migration. The candidates who are claiming eligibility under clause ‘m’ are eligible only for the seats earmarked by the Government.
Code n
The candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka. Such candidates need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA. Provided the candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution.
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –
  3. A domicile certificate issued by the concerned Revenue or Municipal Authorities certifying that the candidate and his father / mother have resided outside the state of Karnataka as on 01‐05‐ 2018. The place of the Issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the candidate / father / mother.
  4. Candidate’s Study certificate, for having studied in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard issued by the head of the institution.
Code o
Son / Daughter of working or Retired employee in Central Armed Police Force service, who at the time of joining the CAPF service (Central Armed Police Force) had declared the hometown as a place in the State of Karnataka, proof of such domicile having been produced by obtaining the extract from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit where the Parent’s service record are maintained. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
Documents to be produced:
  1. SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card
  2. 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –
  3. If claiming reservation benefits:‐Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar as per the prescribed format given in the brochure; along with
  4. Parent’s home town declaraton certificate while joining the service issued by Record Office of the CAPF unit, where the parents service records are maintained.

NOTE:

In case, if any of the documents produced in respect of the Clause claimed by the candidate is found to be false / incorrect, the seat allotted to the candidate will be cancelled at any stage and the entire fee amount paid by such candidate will be forfeited.

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